Joel Barker

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Krugman: Conservatism is now “a sort of cult”

<b>Paul Krugman (Reuters/Anton Golubev)</b><p>The New York Times columnist assails proud ignorance on the right<p>Alex Halperin<p>September 9, 2013 1:10pm (UTC)<p>New York Times columnist Paul Krugman went on the attack this morning. Riffing off a speech by Wyoming junior Senator John Barrasso which called Obamacare …

Facebook grants TV networks and news sites backdoor access to its audience data

<i>The Today Show</i> and CNNfrequently cite tweets when it comes to gauging public sentiment about current events like an election or natural disaster, and Facebook hopes to change that. The company today announced two tools that will give TV networks and news sites access to its data, so they can …

NoFlo Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Help Everyone To Understand And Visualize Code

NoFlo, a company that has built an open-source visual programming tool based on “flow-based programming,” a concept that came out of IBM in the 1970s, is launching a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign today to help build a mainstream version of its development environment and add new programming …

A Mathematical Model Of Gun Control Means We Can Finally Argue Over Data

UC Irvine researchers have published a model to predict how gun control affects homicide rates.<p>As highly debated as the topic of gun control is in America, there's almost no research into the causes of gun violence or how to prevent it. Until recently, there was a virtual gag on gun violence …

Hack Takes Over Your Car's Steering While You're Driving

Baby, you can drive my car -- whether I like it or not.<p>A pair of researchers have demonstrated they're able to take over the steering and braking of two popular models of cars while someone is driving them, the BBC reported.<p>Cars have incorporated more and more sophisticated computing since the …